The Africa section of Animal Kingdom is one of the many places to experience other cultures at Walt Disney World. The fictional town of Harambee offers a detailed look into life in a rural African town. Guests can even taste African culture when dining at Boma in the Animal Kingdom Lodge.
Boma – Flavors of Africa
Boma – Flavors of Africa is a popular dining option at Walt Disney World. This restaurant is located inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. You can find the lodge in the center of the Africa section at Animal Kingdom.
Like most other restaurants at Walt Disney World, Boma features a unique theme. When you step inside the restaurant, you’re stepping into a lively African marketplace.
Their African marketplace theme features many authentic elements, including wooden animal carvings throughout the restaurant.
The restaurant features a large dining room with many tables and buffet stations. The buffet stations have options to suit everyone, including picky eaters.
You can choose from an impressive variety of unique flavors from over 50 different African countries. In addition, they serve many American favorites for those who prefer to stick to more familiar choices.
Boma serves breakfast from 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM. The restaurant is the most crowded between 10 and 11. So, if you’re looking for a less crowded breakfast experience, it’s best to make your reservation before 10 AM.
During breakfast hours, the price of the buffet is $21 per child and $35 per adult before taxes, gratuity, and drinks.
The breakfast buffet offers a generous selection of traditional breakfast items. You can create a filling meal around one of your favorite breakfast meats, such as bacon, sausage, or carved ham.
However, if you prefer a simpler meal for breakfast, you can usually find fresh fruit, cinnamon rolls, and other lighter options on the buffet.
Other things you’ll find on the Boma breakfast buffet include:
- Sticky Buns
- Grapefruit Salad
- French Toast Bread Pudding
Another popular breakfast choice at Boma is their made-to-order omelets. You can customize them to suit your taste buds or choose from one of the choices listed on the menu.
Complete your meal with the robust and unique flavors of Boma’s Kenyan Coffee, or jumpstart your day with a single- or double-expresso shot.
For guests 21 and older, Boma offers a great selection of delicious breakfast cocktails. Many options feature unique combinations of South African wines/liqueurs, orange guava passionfruit, and Minute Maid Orange Juice.
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The dinner buffet at Boma offers an even larger selection.
Boma’s dinner hours are from 5 PM to 9:30 PM. The base price for Boma’s dinner buffet is $32 per child and $54 per adult.
The dinner buffet offers many delicious types of meat, including Durban Chicken, Oak Roast Pork Ribs, and African Spiced Beef Striploin. Alternatively, you can choose a seafood-centered South African dish such as the Senagalase Yassa-Style Salmon or a Tunisian Couscous and Shrimp Salad.
You will also find an impressive number of side dishes, which include:
- Spiced sweet potatoes
- Spiced green beans with golden raisins
- Peanut rice
- Sweet corn pudding
- Zulu cabbage
- Penne pasta
To complete your meal, you can choose from various bread choices, which include French Rolls and Mealie Bread and Butter.
In addition, Boma offers several delicious specialty sauces that complement any meal. The Tamarind Barbecue Sauce, Boma Mustard, and Masai Mara sauce are some of the best.
One of the best things about Boma’s dinner buffet is that there are plenty of choices for picky eaters of all ages. Chicken bites, penne pasta, and macaroni and cheese are among the most popular options for those who prefer to avoid unfamiliar flavors.
To make the experience even better, Boma offers an extensive beverage menu. Beverage options include beer, cocktails, and plenty of non-alcoholic specialty beverages.
If you want a delicious, non-alcoholic beverage, try the Pomegranate Lemonade. This beverage combines Minute Main Premium Lemonade with pomegranate and lime juices to deliver a very unique flavor.
Additionally, the Agave Garden is worth considering. This specialty beverage includes cold-pressed lime juice, Lyre’s Agave Reserva Spirit, Passionfruit Papaya Green Tea, and cucumber.
While there are plenty of delectable choices for your meal, be sure to save room for dessert. Boma has several noteworthy dessert options that you’ll likely regret missing out on.
For example, Boma’s Zebra Domes are a unique dessert you must experience while visiting Animal Kingdom. A Zebra Dome consists of a thin slice of white cake topped with Amarula cream-liqueur mousse, white chocolate ganache, and dark chocolate drizzle.
In addition, the Boma dessert buffet features many other must-try desserts, including Banana Bread Pudding and Kenyan Coffee Tarts.
Is Boma Worth the Price?
Despite all the good things Boma has to offer, the steep prices make it debatable whether Boma is worth the price. Ultimately, it depends on the experience you prefer.
While the price is higher, you can eat as much as you’d like. This means guests can experience a combination of different food items that would cost much more to order separately.
On the other hand, some guests feel that the price greatly exceeds what they should pay for buffet-style dining. These guests argue that they could enjoy full table service in a quieter, less crowded environment for a similar price.
Do You Need a Reservation?
If you decide to eat at Boma, a reservation is not required. However, it is highly recommended, especially during busy seasons.
You can easily make a reservation at Boma using the My Disney Experience app.
Just keep in mind that if you change your mind, you must cancel the reservation at least two hours before your scheduled time. If you don’t, your card will automatically be charged a cancellation fee of $10 per person.
Are There Characters at Boma?
Unfortunately, Boma does not offer a character breakfast. An excellent alternative to Boma that has characters is Tusker House.
Tusker House is around the same price range, offers similar food options, and has character dining experiences. The only downside is that they have fewer dishes to choose from than you’ll find at Boma.